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The Right Hand End

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Micro sports routes on slabs and features. A great area for beginner leaders and kids.

Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. To maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'. Do not cut flora and keep any tracks and infrastructure as minimal as possible.

Practically all crags are either in National Park or in council reserve: dog owners are reminded that dogs are not allowed in National Parks at any time and fines have been issued, while for crags on council reserve the BMCC leash law requires that dogs be on-leash.

Ethic inherited from Blue Mountains

Although sport climbing is well entrenched as the most popular form of Blueys climbing, mixed-climbing on gear and bolts has generally been the rule over the long term. Please try to use available natural gear where possible, and do not bolt cracks or potential trad climbs.

Because of the softness of Blue Mountains sandstone, bolting should only be done by those with a solid knowledge of glue-in equipping. A recent fatality serves as a reminder that this is not an area to experiment with bolting.

If you do need to top rope, please do it through your own gear as the wear on the anchors is both difficult and expensive to maintain.

It would be appreciated if brushing of holds becomes part of your climbing routine - do it with a soft bristled brush and never a steel brush!

The removal of vegetation - both from the cliff bases and the climbs - is not seen as beneficial to aesthetics of the environment nor to our access to it. However, the fast growing scrub can conceal walking tracks in mere months, so bringing a pair of secaturs and pruning as you walk is a good way of helping out with the constant task of track maintenance. Some appropriately discreet pruning is a far better alternative then track braiding (which causes far more damage). It's also a good warmup for your forearms! However, do so only on Council land and not in the National Park.

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Bolted L side of arête just R of descent gully.

Set by B Jung, 2013

FA: S Puchala, Aug 2013

Up to 2nd bolt, move left to arete and follow to lower-offs. A direct finish following the bolts is harder than the grade 11 or 12.

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Mar 2013

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Aug 2013

Short buttress with undercut start

Set by B Jung

FA: J Reay, 2012

Short slab crack with lower off. Great training ground for fledgling trad leads.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Warren, Jul 2012

Up the slab.

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 16 Sep 2012

Up the slab just to the right of ASAP.

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 16 Sep 2012

A few metres right of Prompt Delivery.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Warren, Oct 2012

Up the middle of the slab.

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, 1 Jul 2012

3m right of Devious Diversions.

Set by B Jung

FA: J Reay, 22 Jul 2012

1m left of SC. Start up past blocks moving right to crack. (needs ddb on top)

FA: A.Batey, 15 Mar 2013

Up slab left of Honk On.

FA: J Reay, 22 Jul 2012

Up the flake - bridge, layback, jamb - take your pick!

Set by B Jung

FA: J Reay, Aug 2012

Right side of Honk On. Shares the same rings and top anchors. Instead of the crack, climb the face to the right of it.

Set by Barry Jung, 2012

FA: S Puchala, 2012

Face 2m right of Honk On.

Set by B Jung

FA: J Reay, Aug 2012

Head left after first ring

(Training DBB below).

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 11 Oct 2012

Right hand route on the wall.

Start on the right hand edge of the block.

Set by B Jung

FA: George Kiji Muraoka, 4 Nov 2012

Stays just left of the arête. Careful belay for the last clip.

Set by S Puchala

FA: S Puchala, 11 Oct 2012

The wall a meter or so right of arete.

Set by B Jung

FA: M. Warren, Jan 2013

About 2 meters right of the arête.

Set by B Jung

FA: S Peters, 2016

Chimney the trench (Get in from underneath and stay in the trench).

Set by S Puchala

FA: S Puchala, 3 Feb 2013

Face and arete on a buttress 10m right of Visions Fade.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Warren, Nov 2012

Line of RB's to DBB left of SF's arête.

FA: Sophie Kobock

Set by B Jung, 2017

Corner and arête.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Warren, Nov 2012

Slab right of Sensitive Freight.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Warren, 2012

Has two sets of anchors. Only grade 10 to first set.

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Nov 2012

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Nov 2012

20m right of The Last of the Jelly Beans. (Can be done as multi pitch).

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung & J Reay, Apr 2013

10m right of Upstairs Downstairs. Start: On top of boulder.

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Apr 2013

Set by B Jung, 2013

FA: J Reay, Aug 2013

Set by B Jung, 2013

FA: S Puchala, 18 Aug 2013

Slab (Can be done as multi pitch).

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Apr 2013

Corner crack start (Can be done as multi pitch).

Set by B Jump

FA: B. Jung, 2014

Has belay ring.

Set by B Jung

FA: M Amos

First climb after alcove.

Set by B Jung

FA: B. Jung, 2014

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, Jul 2013

Corner crack to start then right onto face. Continue around the arête then up.

Set by B Jung

FA: S. Bell, Nov 2014

Start off block on right side of arête.

Set by B Jung, 2013

FA: S Puchala, 21 Jul 2013

Gully. Better than it looks. Belay off dodgy tree. Anchor will be provided one day.

FA: S Puchala, 26 Dec 2012

For Mita. Steep jugs.

Set by B Jung, 2017

FA: S Puchala, 29 Oct 2017

Up wall then right. Up wall then left.

FA: Barry Jung, Jun 2017

Barry stuck with it and fought for this one. Took quite a few falls at the top. (At like, pushing 80yo).

FA: B Jung, Oct 2013

Set by B Jung, Oct 2013

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 2016

In the memory of our buddy Graham Smith.

And Yes, there is a sweet spot to it!

Set by Barry Jung, Luke C & Nik Sharma

FA: Julian Woodward, 10 Feb 2018

As in Ooomphf...

Set by Barry Jung

FA: Roman, 6 May 2017

Up the flake, around the block however you please, and then up the perfect layback crack to a mantle. Double ring belay over the top

FA: K Magyar, 2013

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 2016

For all those of us who wont put down our outdoor gear. Bring out your Johnny Dawes slab shoes and moves. Bolted by Barry and climbed by MattB after permission from Barry. A sneaky high L hand hold and rock over is the key to this route and then dance your way to the top. Still a little dirty towards the top but the route eases off.

Set by Barry Jung, 2013

FA: Matt Brooks, 13 Apr 2014

Linkup between The Quality of Mercy and Ageing Gracefully. Start up The Quality of Mercy through to the fourth bolt then up around the vegetated ledge to finish on the last bolt and anchor of Ageing Gracefully. The harder moves are well protected but not being an intended route the easier ground is run out.

FFA: Demetrius, 28 Jan 2018

Start on the short arête, gain the ledge and traverse right into A Pound Of Flesh (Extra points if you recognize the link between the names). Originally known as Fast-Forward. Grade is up for review

Set by Barry Jung

FFA: Demetrius, 3 Sep 2017

Cruxy start straight up to the anchors. Sharp pockets may extract their pound. Originally known as Rewind. First ascent was direct to the first bolt but I believe earlier attempts started further right. The grade is up for review.

Set by Barry Jung

FFA: Demetrius, 3 Sep 2017

FA: 3 Sep 2017

Left leaning flake corner.

FA: M Warren, 2013

There's a trick to it.

Set by B Jung

FA: S Puchala, 2016

Up to the roof that projects like a "Skater's Cap", hand traverse right and up to lower-offs.

Set by B Jung

FA: S Peters, 2016

Trends left.

Set by B & B Jung

FA: B. Jung, 2014

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, 2016

Corner.

Set by M Warren

FA: M Warren, 2013

Set by B Jung

FA: J Jackson, 2013

Up wall, traverse right, then up to finish.

FA: Georgia Reagan, Jul 2017

Climb out route for alternative track. Last climb at crag. You can walk in and abseil above this route. Rings in boulder.

Set by B Jung

FA: B Jung, 2016

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